Cinema: Death in Hollywood

"Dearest Dear: Unfortunately, this is the only way to make good the frightful wrong I have done you and to wipe out my abject humiliation. You understand that last night was only a comedy. Paul."

"Paul" was Paul Bern, 42-year-old associate producer at Metro-Goldwyn- Mayer, which in recent years has produced more big successes than any other company. Hollywood knew and admired Bern as the No. 1 assistant of Production Chief Irving Thalberg. "Dearest Dear" was Paul Bern's wife, Jean Harlow, 21-year-old film actress (Hell's Angels, Red Headed Woman), whose marriage to Bern...

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